It’s another video roundup.
This could have been a hollow concept but they flesh it out pretty well. From the scorn round: “If they only knew he was a 911 hero.” “They do.” From Poykpac, but don’t bother going to their website. It belongs to the increasingly common brand of website that has no content other than links to myspace profiles and youtube tag queries. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Outing the SQ at Montebello:
As if the Sûreté du Québec needed to build it’s profile as cynical any-means-necessary thugs, here’s some fun footage of disguised officers getting called out as agent provocateurs by union leaders at the Montebello protest. By fun I mean kind of depressing, in the same way that most aggressive cop:protester or peaceful protester:civil disobedience protester interactions are usually depressing. But it probably advances the cause, as most of these things eventually seem to do.
The SQ had a nasty rep pre Oka, and it hasn’t gotten much better since. I’m guessing the only thing they’ll learn from this is not to send their undercover types in wearing police boots (which they could have learned by watching Serpico anyway). Or perhaps the supreme court will insist they continue to wear their boots to protests as a clever scheme to balance the rights of protesters and security.
And if you haven’t seen the Zack Galifianakis/Will Oldham video for Kanye West’s Can’t Tell Me Nothin you best be watching that now son. You’re gonna wash out at the hipster olympics ifn you don’t and it truly ranks as one of the year’s sublime moments of hilarity. It’s also damn pretty, makes me nostalgic for grey county. I was impressed West would release it as an official video until I found out it was the alternate official video, but I’m still impressed. And if you like that, or if you don’t, Galifianakis has plenty of alternate comedy gold for youtubing. For instance: